The Specialization Initiative

Denver Law to Host Bi-Annual Conference of the American Branch of the International Law Association: ILE-West 2013 “International Law and Human Security in the 21st Century” Friday and Saturday March 1 and 2, 2013

“Human Security” is a concept which is increasingly impacting economic, social and political policies.  Yet, as one legal scholar notes: [d]espite its relevance to central questions of international law, human security has until very recently received little attention from international lawyers.”[1]  This year’s ILW-West Conference addresses the critical question:  “What does “Human Security” mean for […]


Marijuana Reform hits Colorado: “It can’t be a big industry and a federal crime at the same time.”

Amendment 64 to Colorado’s state constitution passed by voters in the November election legalizes the recreational use of marijuana for people 21 and older in early 2013, and legalizes the retail sale of marijuana one year later. At the same time, marijuana possession and distribution remain federal crimes. It’s a conundrum Denver Law Professor and Constitutional […]


Nanda Center hosts 45th Annual Leonard v.B. Sutton Colloquium on “Approaching the Limits of Growth in the 21st Century”

Nanda Center hosts 45th Annual Leonard v.B. Sutton Colloquium on "Approaching the Limits of Growth in the 21st Century"

Register Here. Date: Saturday, November 10, 2012 from 8:00am – 5:00pm Location: Ricketson Law Building Room 165 with reception to follow in the Forum In today’s world we aspire to foster economic growth and to achieve sustainability. But are these two goals compatible? In light of the shortcomings of the Rio + 20 Earth Summit, […]


Law School enters agreement with the Trial Chamber of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia

Law School enters agreement with the Trial Chamber of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia

  The University of Denver Sturm College of Law is privileged to announce that its International Criminal Law Practicum has entered into an unique agreement with the Trial Chamber of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) to provide analysis and research in compliance with the ECCC Internal Rules. The Trial Chamber is […]


The Environmental & Natural Resources Law Program at Denver Law is Excellent: Read about it here

The Environmental & Natural Resources Law Program at Denver Law is Excellent: Read about it here

At Denver Law we are proud of our Environmental & Natural Resources Law Program. Our curriculum runs wide and it runs deep. We examine the field from every direction. Our full-time faculty and our many adjuncts write, work and teach at the leading edges of this area of the law. A great clinic and a mutltitude of […]


The Case for Practical Legal Education

Dean Marty Katz recently penned a community-wide response to a recent article in the New York Times by David Segal (http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/20/business/after-law-school-associates-learn-to-be-lawyers.html?_r=1&ref=davidsegal). In the article, Segal points to a lack of “practical training” in current law school curriculums.  Says Segal: “Law schools have long emphasized the theoretical over the useful, with classes that are often overstuffed with antiquated distinctions, like the variety […]


The Arab Spring: Nanda Center Hosting Timely International Law Conference

The Arab Spring: Nanda Center Hosting Timely International Law Conference

Whether or not one is interested or engaged in international news or current events, it is nevertheless hard not to be captivated by the recent revolts and democratic movements in the Middle East and North Africa.  Day after day since last spring, the media and the world have watched, captivated, as protests turned into full […]


Recent Sturm College of Law International Legal Studies Program Grad Credits War Crimes Class for Once-in-a-Lifetime Internship

Recent Sturm College of Law International Legal Studies Program Grad Credits War Crimes Class for Once-in-a-Lifetime Internship

My name is Kate Campbell.  I am a recent grad of the University of Denver Sturm College of Law and its International Legal Studies Program.  I’d love to take this opportunity to tell you about my current internship and how my participation in Professor David Akerson’s War Crimes Practicum led to this exciting opportunity.   On […]


Ved Nanda Center for International and Comparative Law partnering with Denver Journal of International Law and Policy to Join the Blogosphere

The Ved Nanda Center for International and Comparative Law and the Denver Journal of International Law and Policy (DJILP) plan on airing their new International Law focused blog in August of this year.  The blog, called The View From Above International Law at 5,280 Feet, will feature commentaries and publications from both students and legal scholars on […]


People who make a difference: Dean Marty Katz featured in Comcast Newsmakers series

  Denver Law Dean and Professor Marty Katz discusses significant changes in the legal profession and how competition (clients seeking the best attorney for their particular case/issue, aka “shopping around”)–and value (looking for the best attorney at the best price) are driving the legal marketplace.   http://www.law.du.edu/index.php/news/details/Comcast-Newsmakers-Dean-Katz-speaks-on-the-state-of-the-legal-profession-/


International Legal Studies Program Year in Review

International Legal Studies Program Year in Review

In light of the May 1st launch of the DU Strategic Plan Blog and April 28th 2010/11 Academic Year End, I’d like to take this opportunity to provide you with a “Year In Review” of the  International Legal Studies Program. In August of 2010, one week before the start of the Fall 2010/11 semester, the Ved Nanda […]


Defining the field: A pair of new casebooks co-authored by Constitutional Rights & Remedies faculty

One intention driving the new Constitutional Rights & Remedies Program at Denver Law is to participate in local and national conversations about the scope and substance of federal constitutional rights as they are defined and delineated in litigation. Program faculty members take on this goal through scholarship, by engaging in legal work, and in speaking […]


The Specialization Initiative

Through its specialization initiative, Denver Law is focusing on five areas of subject matter expertise to achieve excellence in our scholarship and to differentiate our graduates from the competition. Each area of specialization will be a place for the following: interactions among faculty, alumni, students and the legal community service to the broader community broad […]


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